Plant a pear tree in your yard, and delight in having your own convenient resource for nutritious, flavorful snacks that are more affordable than those you’ll find at the grocery store. If you’re new to growing your own fruit, a pear tree is a great start. The pear trees we offer fall into two categories: European pear trees produce fruit that is smooth and firm, sweet, juicy with the traditional pear-shape or “pyriform”. These pear trees are native to the more mild regions of Europe, like France, where many cultivated pear varieties are bred. Asian pear trees produce unique, Eastern-indigenous fruits that feature the juicy white flesh of a classic pear, but with the round shape and crisp, firm texture of an apple. Both types of pear tree feature delicate blossoms in the spring and vibrant foliage in the fall, adding seasonal beauty to your landscape. Choose from classic varieties you’re familiar with, like Bartlett and Bosc, or opt for red-skinned variations to add visual appeal from garden to table.
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To ensure your growing success and satisfaction, there are a few things to consider when you buy a pear tree.
We grow two types of pear trees:
Make sure you pick the right size tree for your available space. When our pear trees mature, they will be one of three sizes:
Your climate plays an important role in whether a pear tree will produce fruit or even survive. Before ordering a tree, make sure its recommended hardiness zone range includes your area.
Pollination by a different pear variety is key to the success of most pear trees. Often, its absence is why trees produce poorly or don’t bear fruit. Be sure to check the description of your tree to see which pollinators our experts recommend.
We do grow some self-pollinating pear trees, but we still recommend planting another pear variety in your yard for optimum fruit production.
Most of our pear trees will be shipped to you as bare-root trees (without soil) to ensure good contact with your soil. These young trees arrive in a dormant (resting) state and will spring to life soon after planting. They are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped.
If you would like a head start on growing a pear tree, upgrade to one of our top-grade, robust Stark Supreme Trees®, which are hand-picked by our team of experts. They are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter when shipped to you.
Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.